Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 70, Number 1, April 2015
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Physics of Organic Materials and Devices|
|Published online||24 April 2015|
Characterization and thermal stability of gamma irradiated CR-39 polymer
Department of Chemistry, Women’s College, Ain Shams University, BP 11566
2 Basic Science Department (Physics), Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology in Maadi, BP11434 Cairo, Egypt
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Revised: 3 March 2015
Accepted: 19 March 2015
Published online: 24 April 2015
The thermal behavior of pristine sample and gamma irradiated PADC (CR-39) polymer has been studied using thermogravimetric analysis. The changes in degradation activation energy and entropy of activation have been studied as a consequence of gamma irradiation. Water uptake of pristine sample and the effect of UV absorption have also been studied. CR-39 registers a weak effect of thermal stability for different gamma doses applied, while the etching process shows noticeable reduction in thermal stability of CR-39. The chemical structure of CR-39 detector registers high stability with gamma ray and UV of short wave length.
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